4 Shows to Watch in Between Veep Episodes
Veep just started its sixth season, but the HBO hit comedy is still as entertaining as ever. Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis Dreyfus) has risen to the top and fallen from grace, but that doesn’t mean her story is over — particularly when she still has a daughter to raise and her whole politics-free (?) future ahead of her. Season six is only going to have 10 episodes, so if you’d like to draw it out, or if you just want to have something lined up in your queue for when you’re done, we’ve got some picks for you.
If You Like Politics, Watch House of Cards
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) doesn’t give you any doubts from the get-go that he always gets what he wants. Right now he has his sights set on rising to the top of the American government, and he doesn’t really care who he has to take down to get there. If you think his wife Claire (played by the brilliant Robin Wright) is just arm candy, however, you’re sorely mistaken. She’s a formidable force all on her own. Watch it on Netflix. (Photo via Netflix)
If YOu Love Women In the Spotlight, Watch the Good Wife
It’s been 13 years since Alicia Florrick (Julianna Marguiles) left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom, 13 years since a scandal (political and sexual) involving her husband came to light. Alicia is fiercely protective of her two children, and it’s for them that she returns to work in a job as a junior litigator. She’s done being the good wife, and ready to make a name for herself on her own terms — especially poignant in today’s climate. Watch it on Hulu. (Photo via CBS)
If You Love Watching People Who Fix Things, Watch Scandal
If you aren’t one of Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) loyal gladiators by now, you will be very soon. It’s another Shonda Rhimes creation, so you already know it’ll tweak your heartstrings and get you drawn in in no time flat. Olivia is a fierce, strong woman and a professional “fixer.” With all the scandals she deals with daily, you have to wonder whether fixers like her really do exist in the real world (we’re guessing probably yes). Watch it on Netflix. (Photo via ABC)
If You Like Women Who are Ahead of Their Time, Watch Outlander
Claire Beauchamp (Caitriona Balfe) is a happily married woman returning from working as a nurse in the war in 1945. She visits Craigh na Dun, a circle of standing stones in Scotland, and finds herself inexplicably thrown back 200 years. She’s alone in a world where women have even less of a voice than they did in the 1940s, and smack in the beginning of an uprising. Can she navigate Scottish and eventually French and American politics — and a fiery, passionate man who isn’t her husband? You’ll just have to watch it (or read the books!) and find out. Watch it on Starz.
What’s your favorite thing to watch right now? Tell us @BritandCo!
(Feature photo via HBO)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)